23 September 2014
Strategies Leading to Success
During high school, I made A’s and B’s. Upon entering adulthood, I became a full-time employee for a Gastroenterology office. That year was filled with lots of good times and lots of hard times. I was promoted to office manager, and the dream of going back to college was put on hold due to my full- time schedule at work. Shortly after, I became a mother. Later I received a promotion and went through a divorce. For several years, I was a single mom. I have not been in school for about eighteen years, so I am really excited about this semester. I am now remarried and have the opportunity to follow my dream of becoming a school teacher. As a full-time mom and a part- time college student, I have discovered that there are several learning strategies to help improve my learning. These strategies require discipline and a willingness to change. Also, in order to have a more flexible schedule, I must put forth a good effort to implement these strategies. Upon completion of my research, I have learned that I am a visual learner. Within the next five years, my main educational goal is to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Learning degree. To reach this goal, within the next five years, I have to make several changes in my personal and academic schedule; I have decided to adjust my daily schedule, to sit at the front of the classroom, and to take notes more effectively. My first learning strategy is to adjust my schedule. The time management calendar assignment helped me look at my schedule in a different way. I learned that I need to make some major changes in my schedule. I am beginning to write everything that I must accomplish in my calendar. Having a calendar helps me keep track of what I have and have not done. I have noticed that actively using my calendar helps me with my studies and duties as a wife and a mother. I am...
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